Senior Accountant - Accounting Services
Golden Valley, MN Accounting Services
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Our culture at our firm can be summed up in a single word - TEAMWORK!

Smith Schafer is looking for a talented, proactive, and dedicated professional who will add to our range of expertise and specialties. We are currently looking for an experienced Sr. Accountant. 

 As an award-winning CPA firm, we have been featured on Forbes Top Tax Firm list, awarded Best of Accounting Client Satisfaction by ClearlyRated, and named a Top 175 Workplace in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.

Job Summary for the Senior Accountant:

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of accounting and payroll related solutions to Smith Schafer & Associates clients. The range of responsibilities include, but not limited to, managing payroll and accounting services projects and tasks, providing consultation to employees and clients, conducting accounting and payroll research and ensuring compliance.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Accountant:

  • Processes client payroll, general ledger, bank reconciliations, financial statements, and other accounting related functions.
  • Implements best practices, accounting, and client service techniques.
  • Understands and effectively uses current payroll and accounting software applications in completion of engagements.
  • Reviews the work of staff accountants and seasonal interns.
  • Provides training to entry level staff accountants and seasonal interns.
  • Ensures all client deliverable (financials, reports, tax filings, etc.) are completed in an accurate, professional, and timely manner.
  • Researches answers and solutions independently and with supervision to provide information and organize content for internal and external clients.
  • Uses online and desk-top QuickBooks software to track/manage expenses and keeps track of daily transactions (invoice customers, pay bills, generate reports, review financial statements for compliance, missing data, or duplication and more) for our clients.

Required Qualifications for Senior Accountant:

  • Two or more years of accounting and payroll experience.
  • Associate degree in Accounting or related field. 
  • Accounting experience includes but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger and financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements of processing payroll accounting transactions and payroll returns. Generates W-2's and 1099’s for clients.
  • Knowledge of general ledger and year-end adjustments for cash and accrual basis entities.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, and Outlook).
  • Strong technical, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in accounting or related field.
  • 3 or more years of work experience within a Public Accounting Firm
  • Expert with QuickBooks and 1-year experience with Sage, Excel, Engagement and Tax Accounting software at a high level of proficiency.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to lift up to 20 pounds, stand or sit for extended periods of time, as well as type/enter data at a keyboard regularly.

Smith Schafer is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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